Clarkson: head to head in the C63 AMG Black and M3 GTS
The Merc C63 Black and BMW M3 GTS both have a hardcore brief, but which is better?
Posted: 18 Mar 2012
That's where the BMW is different. Of course, you can hang its arse out and drive like a loon, but the GTS is also able to not do this. It feels much more precise in everything it does. The way it goes, the way it turns. And the way it stops, especially. Its brakes - as is the way with so many BMWs - are simply fantastic.
Even the engine note sounds like you are playing a finely tuned instrument. Where the Mercedes barks and shouts and makes smoke, the BMW sounds like it's concentrating on the job in hand. And the blip on downchanges is so beautiful and so technical, you find yourself changing gear not because you want to go faster or to slow down but because you need that aural treat.